The higher salaries for public workers theme is still on the agenda in Romania. I have been very critical of this political decision (mostly in Romanian so far) but until now to no avail.
Maybe this will help.
The two graphs below show what seems to be a bizarre coincidence. The EURRON exchange rate does not like higher wages in the public sector.
The first graph shows the EURRON reaction after the Romanian parliament approved 50% higher wages for teachers. The second graph shows the EURRON reaction after the ruling coalition approved higher wages in the public sector with 15% starting June 2012. Are the markets or the NBR (wink) telling us something? I think so and we should better listen to them.